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Ms. Sigala from San Jose CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Help us learn about our culture!!!

The cost of this set of books is $342, including shipping and <a target="new" href="" onclick="g_openWindow('', 300, 800, 'fulfillwindow');return false;">fulfillment</a>.

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I teach all subjects to 20 kindergarten students in a classroom at a Title I school in East San Jose, California. The majority of students at my school receive free lunch. Nearly all my students are English language learners and many of them are the first member of their family to attend school in the United States. Throughout the year, I try to build a classroom culture that is inclusive of my students\' various cultural backgrounds. I make sure to teach my students about different holidays, customs, and beliefs through literature, social studies, art and music. To help my students become culturally aware of diverse traditions, I am asking for multicultural books that will better teach my students about the variety of cultures which represent the student population at my school. The requested materials will not only help students build a sense of the very diverse people that they share their classroom with, but will also help my students learn a better sense of themselves. I have carefully picked out these children\'s books to reflect the diversity found at my school. These books not only speak to the wide diversity in my classroom, but deal with a number of issues including being bilingual, immigration, gaining new friends, and learning tolerance. In order to teach children to be proud of their own culture, as well as tolerant of others, it is imperative that they see their cultures represented in books. These books will engage my students in learning about other people and teach them to be proud of their cultures. The books will not only benefit my own class of 20 students, but also three additional kindergarten classrooms at my school. My students and I cannot thank you enough for your care and generosity!

Ms. Sigala
Grades PreK-2
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Going Home, Coming Home/Ve Nha, Tham Que Hu'o'ng Truong Tran,Dana Goldberg (Editor),Ann Phong (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Lakas and the Manilatown Fish / Si Lakas at ang Isdang Manilatown Anthony D. Robles,Carl Angel (Illustrator),Carl Angel (Illustrator),Eloisa D. Jesus (Translator),Magdalena De Guzman (Translator),Magdalena de Guzman (Translator),Eloisa D. de Jesus (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Caged Birds of Phnom Penh Frederick J. Lipp,Ronald Himler (Illustrator),Ronald Himler (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Drum Chavi Drum/Toca Chavi Toca Mayra L. Dole,Tonel (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $15.25 1 $15.25
Speak English for Us, Marisol! Karen English,Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator),Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $14.35 1 $14.35
Let's Talk about when Your Parent Doesn't Speak English Maureen Wittbold,M. K. Wittbold • Barnes and Noble $14.33 1 $14.33
Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez Kathleen Krull,Yuyi Morales (Illustrator),Yuyi Morales (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.60 1 $13.60
Pepita Talks Twice: Pepita Habla Dos Veces Ofelia Dumas Lachtman,Alex Pardo Delange (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
Pepita Talks Twice: Pepita Habla Dos Veces Ofelia Dumas Lachtman,Alex Pardo Delange (Illustrator),Alex Pardo Delange (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
C sar Ch vez: The Struggle for Justice / La lucha por la justicia Richard Griswold del Castillo,Cesar Chavez,Anthony Accardo (Illustrator),Anthony Accardo (Illustrator),Lamberto Alvarez (Illustrator),Jose Juan Colin (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $13.45 1 $13.45
The Whispering Cloth: A Refugee's Story Pegi Deitz Shea,Anita Riggio (Illustrator),Anita Riggio (Illustrator),You Yang (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.95 1 $8.95
Pajaro Verde / The Green Bird Joe Hayes,Antonio Castro L. (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $8.05 1 $8.05
Abuela Arthur Dorros,Elisa Kleven (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.19 1 $7.19
Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. Diana Cohn,Francisco Delgado (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Si, Se Puede! / Yes, We Can!: Janitor Strike in L.A. Diana Cohn,Francisco Delgado (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Estela en El Mercado de Pulgas Alexis O'Neil,Enrique O. Sanchez (Illustrator),Eida de la Vega (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $7.15 1 $7.15
Too Many Tamales Gary Soto,Ed Martinez (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.29 1 $6.29
Dia's Story Cloth: The Hmong People's Journey of Freedom Dia Cha,Chue Cha (Illustrator),Nhia Thao Cha (Illustrator),Nhia Thao Cha (Illustrator),Chiie Thao Cha (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
Just like Home/Como En Mi Tierra Elizabeth I. Miller,Mira Reisberg (Illustrator),Teresa Mlawer (Translator) • Barnes and Noble $6.25 1 $6.25
La Mariposa Francisco Jimenez,Simon Silva (Illustrator) • Barnes and Noble $5.35 1 $5.35
Esperanza Rising Pam Munoz Ryan,Hope Munoz Ryan • Barnes and Noble $2.69 1 $2.69

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